A new Spanish book has been released on director José María Zabalza. Entitled "José María Zabalza, Cinema, Bohemian Life and Survival". Zabalza started out making neo-realist drama and black comedy. The Basque filmmaker, stage director and playwright found himself heavily in debt most of his life and struggled to remain working in cinema. Along with being an alcoholic he died nearly penniless. Zabalza wrote and directed five Euro-westerns between 1970 and 1983.